Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee and for the soup and savoury lunch.
Where there is no law, there is no sin, because people cannot know that their actions are sinful unless a law forbids those actions. God’s law makes people realise that they are sinners, yet it offers no help. Sin is real and dangerous. Imagine a sunny day at the beach. You plunge into the water, then you notice a sign on the pier: “No swimming. Sharks in water.” Your day is ruined. Is it the sign’s fault? Are you angry with the people who put it up? Probably not! The law is like the sign. It is essential, and we are grateful for it – but it doesn’t get rid of the sharks.
Throughout God’s Word, the Bible, there are plenty of words of advice, encouragement and exhortation of how to live holy lives rather than lives in rebellion. We need to be in the Word daily so we can not just know, but put into action what we have learned. And of course we have the Holy Spirit who lives within us who will ‘guide us into all truth’ if we let Him.
With love & blessings,